Have you ever stared into your closet and wondered, “Can I get away with wearing sequins?” Okay, maybe sequins aren’t your thing, but what really is appropriate for the office? Are panty hose a must? Is cleavage a no-no?
Simon Doonan, fashion commentator and creative ambassador for Barneys New York, has a few things to say on the subject. He recommends incorporating a color palette of greige, beige and champeige, avoiding cleavage if you’re under 60, and showing off tattoos only if the industry doesn’t frown upon it.
His basic rule of thumb: Look Like You’re Going Someplace Better Later. This way, you’re never in danger of underdressing and you’re more likely to add personal elements of expression. Not fading into the walls is a professional and personal win.
Read more at Slate.com.